Big bubble baths are affected by your location and water
New figures have revealed the best and worst places in the UK to enjoy one of life’s most simple pleasures – a bubble bath.
The findings, compiled by the team here at Harvey Water Softeners, link to new figures showcasing the hard water levels for towns and cities across the UK, with Edinburgh being deemed the best place for a good soak after a long day at work due to its extremely soft water.
At the other end of the spectrum, residents in Ipswich will be sad to hear that having the UK’s hardest water means it’s a lot harder to get those big bubbles.
With the lowest reading in the UK of 23 milligrams of calcium carbonate per litre – the metric used to measure the severity of hard water – the Scottish capital was deemed to be the best place for bubbles followed by Plymouth (25mg/l) and Glasgow (28mg/l). Ipswich was deemed to be the worst place for a soak due to having the highest concentration (368mg/l) closely followed by Hull (358mg/l) and Stevenage (356mg/l).
Softer water contains fewer minerals allowing products such as bubble bath, soap and shampoo to lather better meaning you can create bigger bubbles more easily. With fewer products, it’s cheaper too. As well as being closely linked to quality of a bubble bath, these figures also highlight the areas most at risk to dry skin and hair, damage to household appliances as well as other things such as poor water pressure in showers and the need to use more detergent when washing clothes.